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Christiaan Huygens

Christiaan Huygens, Lord of Zeelhem, FRSs], also spelled Huyghens; Latin: Hugenius; 14 April 1629 – 8 July 1695) was a Dutch mathematician, physicist, engineer, astronomer, and inventor, who is regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time and a major figure in the scientific revolution. In physics, Huygens made groundbreaking contributions in optics and mechanics, while as an astronomer he is chiefly known for his studies... Read More

Born14 April 1629
The Hague, Netherlands
Died8 July 1695 (aged 66)
The Hague, Dutch Republic
FieldsNatural philosophy, Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Horology


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